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Firepit Restaurant at The Cave

4.7
4.7
248 Reviews
£41 and over
Pan-Asian

The Firepit is a contemporary, fine dining, sharing-plate experience. All the flavours of world cuisine meet and fuse in our indulgent, re-imagined menu. The smokey, barbecue aromas of the American west combine with the delicately spiced tastes of the far east to create ambitious dishes that excite the tastebuds and showcase the finest in global cooking. Chef John Bingley and Maitre’d Sergio Gomes help bring this exciting new epicurean concept to Canterbury. Our bold and indulgent sharing menu delivers experimental dishes which do not disappoint. Our inspiration is vibrant and relaxed with an edgy and sophisticated spirit.

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Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 07:00–11:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Afternoon Tea
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01227 752277

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Bingley

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Firepit Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    Fill your table with an array of flavours, our sharing plates offer the best way to sample our mouth-watering menu. Some of our signature dishes include our Alaskan King Crab with spiced butter sauce, Marinated beef fillet, Miso Black Cod
  • Firepit Tasting Menu

    £60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Prepare for a sumptuous dining experience with our Firepit tasting menu. Enjoy mouth-watering flavours, featuring our signature dishes which have been exquisitely paired by our head chef. Available Sunday's only.
  • Afternoon Tea at the Firepit

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Come and while away an afternoon with good friends with our 3-tier Afternoon Tea. Our sandwiches, scones and fresh cakes are made on-site daily. Bubbles are optional, although strongly encourage :). Afternoon tea is served in our Firepit restaurant between 12 noon and 4pm.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Best Ambience

  • Kent

    Romance

  • Kent

    Most Booked

  • Canterbury

    Best Overall

  • Canterbury

    Best Food

  • Canterbury

    Best Service

  • Canterbury

    Best Ambience

  • Canterbury

    Best Value

  • Canterbury

    Fit for Foodies

  • Canterbury

    Romance

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  • Canterbury

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  1. JM

    JoshuaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing!! And food was delicious!! Highly recommend!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty menu and well looked after by the staff

  3. SE

    StaceyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing rich delicious food. Great service and surroundings

  4. B

    Bairdy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and even better service all round lovely evening

  5. AF

    AndriaF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal at the Firepit. Food and cocktails amazing. Great staff as well.

  6. L

    Lynds

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible meal, very nice atmosphere, nicely spaced out, comfortable seating, knowledgeable and friendly staff. By no stretch a rushed experience. Everything was very relaxed and the food was superb

  7. GM

    GeorgieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The most amazing food I have eaten in a long time

  8. MT

    MelvynT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience3

    I would have given 5 stars but the signature dish the Alaskan King Crab had run out which I think for a Restaurant of this supposed quality should never happen ever, this was one of the main reasons I booked up as it’s a dish you can’t buy anywhere apart from Novikov in Mayfair so I was disappointed and so was my guests

  9. TC

    ToniC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant meal in the Firepit last night. The food is consistently amazing and top class service, couldn’t ask for more! 10/10

  10. LH

    LeeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely fantastic experience. Staff and food all exceptional. The only slight criticism I would give was the level of music slightly too high for my personal taste but other than that flawless.

  11. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleasant atmosphere, food top notch, service first class.

  12. H

    Hayley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another amazing experience at the cave canterbury and we always choose the fire pit! It’s the best meal we’ve ever had! It never disappoints

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited for my birthday, absolutely amazing food, drinks and service! Couldn’t recommend enough. THANK YOU😊

  14. LA

    LouiseA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, never experienced anything like this from the whole set up to the amazingly tasty food. Absolutely recommend and would definitely go back. Staff were so attentive and helpful and loved the added touch of an extra side of our desert wishing us Happy Anniversary.

  15. AM

    AshleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere and great service Would recommend for special occasions

  16. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place to eat, food was lovely, would definitely recommend.

  17. LB

    LeytonB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and service , nice concept of sharing style plates

  18. MB

    MB87

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every aspect superb! Short rib of beef and duck being the pick of the plates.

  19. MD

    MaggieD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always Firepit was amazing!! It is expensive but worth every penny! We will definitely be back

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Fast service Friendly Amazing Vaule for money

  21. RO

    ReneeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food & would recommend to a friend and family member

  22. M

    Manny

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, really enjoyed the black cod.. gutted they didn’t have any of the king crab

  23. BW

    BradW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing as always however I think you should give the option to have all dishes served at the same time as the sugar snap peas and steak skewers came out on their own, and then 20 mins later the rest. I ordered the rice to have with the sugar snap peas and steak so I was a little disappointed at this.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top quality fine dining experience. Loved the idea of choosing multiple dishes for the table to share. Makes so much sense. Would definitely visit again!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The setting is lovely, so nice to have something a bit more up market in the area. The food is delicious, can’t fault it. The service was great, staff were lovely and friendly. I would really recommend and will definitely return.

  26. CN

    ChristosN

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    good food at London prices ordering was confusing

  27. E

    Eddie

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff were excellent, couldn’t do enough for us. Food was a bit pricey for some of the dishes, unfortunately they had also run out of some dishes, which limited the choice. Saying that the food was tasty and a very positive experience, would definitely recommend, thank you :-)

  28. J

    Jfk2019

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The smoked ribs had a very jelly fat on that I ate and made me feel so unwell I didn’t get to finish the rest of my dinner :( and it was not cheap such a shame the rice was nice but very sickly sort of sauce I would of preferred less . Staff however are 10/10 and so attentive

  29. C

    Char

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved it, will definitely be back. The food was incredible and it’s definitely one of the best places we’ve eaten

  30. JM

    JoeMasters

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The firepit, once again, amazed us. The staff were fantastic, and the food was delicious!! Could not fault it. I’d recommend this to any body wishing to treat themselves or a loved one. Thank you firepit.

  31. HT

    HTDN

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A special evening! This is definitely the place to bring that date. Nobody is doing anything like what they do at The Cave.

  32. E

    Evie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Amazing hotel and restaurant. Lovely staff and service x

  33. U

    User101

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, Cant Wait To Go Back, Had A Lovely Meal For My Partners Birthday. They Also Gave Him A Birthday Treat After Our Meal!

  34. M

    Minimon

    London

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and delicious food. Would thoroughly recommend.

  35. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely beautiful experience loved the service and the food!! Will he back

  36. TM

    TMill06

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing! And the customer service was even better! Really enjoyed the FirePit restaurant and most certainly will be going back.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    Food was too smoked

  38. BU

    BUNGY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First class professional service ! Food was excellent ! A little delay in a couple of the drinks orders, but dealt with immediately when mentioned - will 100% book again Thank you

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for my mums birthday and it was great, friendly helpful staff and lovely food.

  40. BP

    BryanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing flavours and even better service. Would highly recommend to all.

FAQs

Firepit Restaurant at The Cave is rated 4.7 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

January 2022
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Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Firepit Restaurant at The Cave

Brickfield Lane Faversham, Kent ME13 9AJ

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 07:00–11:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Afternoon Tea
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Bingley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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